Keith Greer Released from Hospital!

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Idaho sophomore fullback <b>Keith Greer</b> was released from Seattle's Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday, and is headed home with his family to California to continue his rehab. Congratulations to Keith and the Greer family on this great news! He will, of course, remain in our thoughts and prayers as he continues his recovery.

The following 2 articles summarize the news that was released earlier today regarding Keith's improved health. The first is the official release from the University of Idaho, the second is an article written by Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review.

Congratulations again to Keith and the Greer family....get well soon big fella! If you're physically able to make it back (like the Spokesman article eludes to), the team needs you in the backfield mighty bad!


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MOSCOW (10-1-03) - University of Idaho Sophomore fullback Keith Greer, who developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome following surgery on Aug 31 to repair his broken right leg, continues to improve and was released Tuesday from Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. He will return home to California to recuperate for the rest of the semester. He is expected to return to UI in January.


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UI's Greer leaves hospital


Jim Meehan
Staff writer, Spokesman Review

University of Idaho football player Keith Greer is going home.

Greer was released from Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday after a month in the Seattle hospital. Greer developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome following surgery on Aug. 31 to repair his broken right leg.

"He's doing very well," Vandals coach Tom Cable said. "He's up and around, he's a little slow in terms of motor skills, but they expect a 100 percent full recovery. That's just great news."

Greer will return to the family home in Santa Ana, Calif., to continue recuperating. The sophomore fullback withdrew from school because of the extended hospital stay, but he plans to return to UI in January.

He also hopes to continue his playing career.

"He wants to play," Cable said. "You have to know Keith. He looks at this as a bad deal, get a little rehab at home, get his lungs straightened up and come back in January and get into (off-season) mat drills."

Greer, 19, broke his tibia and fibula against Washington State on Aug. 30. Following surgery, he was in the intensive care unit for more than three weeks, including roughly 10 days in critical condition. He was taken out of the ICU last Tuesday.

Greer had three catches for 20 yards before he was injured in the season opener against WSU.



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